Industry Data & Research

Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.

High Price of Land means Low Construction Starts
June 17, 2015

Builders have to pay more for land, which means building bigger, more expensive homes is a safer bet to break even

WalletHub Ranks Best and Worst Cities for Families
June 16, 2015

It isn’t just schools that make or break a city’s livability for families. Huffington Post shares an infographic from WalletHub’s Best and Worst Cities for Families rankings.

Most American Homeowners Report They Are ‘Living Comfortably’
June 11, 2015

Homeowners also expressed optimism regarding home values

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

June 10, 2015

A majority of Americans are pessimistic about buying a home

Homeownership Rate Will Decline Further as Demographics Shift
June 08, 2015

Rising rents, mounting student debt, and a shift in demographics contribute to the U.S. homeownership rate’s continuing decline

Want More Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Patios in New Homes
June 04, 2015

Last year was the year of the McMansion, as the number of homes built with four or more bedrooms were 12 percentage points higher than it was in 2009

Top 100 Small Towns in the U.S.

Lebanon, N.H., tops the list of 100 best small towns. Photo: Jon Platek/Wikimedia Commons

June 03, 2015’s rankings of the top 100 small towns include places in every region and corner of the country

May 21, 2015

A majority of single-person households are homeowners, not renters

Image of digital shopping cart--the increasingly popular way for builders to buy products online.
May 19, 2015

Study finds building professionals are increasingly turning to online sources for building products pricing and information

Millennials Have Higher Level of Dissatisfaction with Local Housing Options

A panel of Gen Y real estate professionals from around the country speak at the 2015 Urban Land Institute Spring Meeting. Screenshot courtesy of Urban Land Institute via YouTube.

May 19, 2015

Millennials polled by the Urban Land Institute say keeping a healthy and active lifestyle is key


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